October 6, 2016 Subject:
This was a great show. I even liked the Day Job opening set two. Also always liked Sennheiser 441 microphones. Thank you very much Jeff and Charlie.
August 9, 2016 Subject:
The last time Day Job was played in the second set. Probably because it asked not to be put up against the heartier fare. I mean seriously, you walk out and play Day Job and then follow up with Playing > Crazy Fingers?
I loved all the Richmond shows. Cops were awipes and the twon was nowhere near as good as Hampton but great shows. I saw the Mosque show in '77, this was the first one at the Coliseum and I saw all of those as well. We had a blast at this show, second of the tour after Greensboro. Good show on a tour that got better and better as it went, I am so glad I saw it and so many other shows in '83. Arguably the best year of the '80's, maybe '85. I don't count after '86, the late '80's were so hard to deal with, so tame and shallow and then the midi garbage. Just bad overall. I tried to listen to a Bird Song from '87 the other day and had to turn it off, Garcia just did nothing. I give the guy credit for doing anything after '86 he had to re-learn had to play. But it wasn't the same. This era was another story. They were raging. Check out this show for sure and then the rest of the tour and the Marin Civic shows in October and the SF shows in Dec, loved them all. My first show was in '72 so I saw the last good years when they really played..this year was the closest to that. (And speaking of Bird Songs check out the one from Lake Placid on this tour, I loved that show. Killer Garcia first album material in the first set - raging versions of Sugaree, Bird Song, and Deal.)
January 8, 2013 Subject:
Bob had new guitar this tour
A early 80's rarity, in fact it wasnt played at all from '77 - '81 (which is a crying shame- imagine one from the Oct. '80 runs...yikes!) Mickey is really workin' that cowbell during the intro!! Sounds awesome!! i dont get into aud recordings, but this one SOUNDS AMAZING. GET THIS SHOW for the Crazy Fingers alone!
February 6, 2010 Subject:
Bo Peep is right, this is a GREAT AUDIENCE RECORDING! So nice, because the boards from the early eighties sound like someone put a mic in a piano at a Toys R Us. This is what this site is all about F'in' A Chucky !